Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2

Pokémon: Black & White: Rival Destinies

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! 2, Black & White 2
Japanese: ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ シーズン2
English: Pokémon: Black & White: Rival Destinies
German: Pokémon die Serie: Schwarz und Weiß Staffel 2
Spanish: Pokémon Temporada 15: Negro y Blanco. Destinos Rivales.
French: Pokémon la Série: Noir et Blanc saision 2
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 21, 2012 to Jan 10, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2012
Broadcast: Thursdays at 19:00 (JST)
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.451 (scored by 4105641,056 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #70812
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2598
Members: 71,090
Favorites: 35

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Satoshi, Iris and Dent continue their travels through the Isshu region. After successfully winning his eighth Gym Badge against Homika in Tachiwaki City, Shirona invites everyone to stay at her villa in east Isshu, where old friend Hikari is also staying, and participate in the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup before Satoshi participates in the Isshu League. Team Rocket, meanwhile, initiate their final plan for the Isshu region. What is the purpose of their desire for the legendary Pokémon Meloetta?

Characters & Voice Actors


Miki, Shinichiro


Toyoguchi, Megumi


Sakurai, Tomo


Hayashibara, Megumi


Inuyama, Inuko


Sudou, Norihiko
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Koga, Kazuomi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Ueda, Shigeru
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Yajirushi ni Natte! (やじるしになって!)" by Matsumoto Rika

Ending Theme

1: "Mite Mite ☆ Kocchicchi (みてみて☆こっちっち)" by Momoiro Clover Z
2: "Rocket Gang Forever (ロケット団よ永遠に)" by Rocket Gang (eps 13)


Feb 17, 2021
Meloetta arc is what makes this season great. The Unova league part is lame.

In English Version, the season ends at Meloetta arc and serves as a season finale where Ash and his friends fight against team rocket. This has only been done in this season and the previous season.
A more structured season is made instead of just ending it anywhere. This entire arc is well written and fun to watch. Melloetta is adorable. Piplup and Oshawott are even more adorable.

Everything about the league sucks. Ash vs. Trip is a 1v1 battle instead of a full 6v6 battle.
New characters are introduced just before the league. ...
Jun 7, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2 was an interesting ordeal, it focusses on the time after ash has collected 8 of the gymbadges needed to play in the Unova league.

Well story wise this part of the show is not much different from the indigo league, Ash participates and does not win once again, after the unova league is over the story shifts to meloetta and was not memorable enough for me to write more about it. Therefore I rate it a 6 for being ok, sticking closely to the pokemon formula but still dabble with some kind of plot arrangement.

The art of pokemon in black and ...
Jan 9, 2022
- some gym battles,
- artstyle,
- some episodes focusing on side characters can be interesting,

- team rocket doesn't have any meaningfull story development,
- Ash trainer skills are the same as in the very first season back in 1997,
- lack of team plasma storyline,
- it feels more like a filler

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